Ko Ji-woo (20), a sophomore, tied for the lead on the first day of the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour PLK Pacific Rings Korea Championship (total prize money of 700 million won).
In the first round of the tournament held at Twin Doves Golf Club (par 72) near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on the 16th, Ko Ji-woo drove 7 birdies and committed 1 bogey, recording 6 under par 66 strokes.
Ko Ji-woo, who tied for the lead with Madasom (23), was one stroke ahead of Park Hyeon-kyung (22) and Lee So-young (25), who were tied for third.
Ko Ji-woo, who debuted on the KLPGA tour as a rookie in the 2022 season, ranked 4th at the KG Edaily Ladies Open, the best result, and ranked 2nd in the rookie award rankings by making his name in the top 10 five times out of 29 tournaments.
Ko Ji-woo, who enjoys aggressive play, took the lead with 336 birdies in all games last season and tied for first place with Yoo Hae-ran (21).
In the first half, he slowed down a bit with 2 birdies and 1 bogey, but showed explosive power by catching 5 birdies only in the second half.
Ko Ji-woo said, “Thinking about how to easily record a par, he attacked the green and the green attack went well. So he was able to easily achieve good results.”
Regarding the 2022 season, “At first, I only thought it was regrettable (I had missed the championship), but after seeing it, I think I endured well.” I think it was lacking in trying to play too aggressively, so next year I will try to solve the game more cleverly.”
Madasom, who debuted last season as a rookie along with Ko Ji-woo and ranked 3rd in the Rookie of the Year rankings, tied for the lead with 6 birdies without a bogey.
Although he did not win the 2022 season, Park Hyun-kyung, still a star on the KLPGA tour, scored a 5-under-par 67 with 6 birdies and 1 bogey and tied for third place with Lee So-young. Lee So-young pulled out 5 birdies without bogey. 토토
Lee So-mi (23), who won two wins last season, tied for 5th place with a 4 under par 68 strokes. dragged
Lim Hee-jeong (22nd, 5th), who has the highest prize money ranking in the 2022 season among the players who participated in this tournament, started the first round with a tie for 32nd with a 1 under par 71, Ahn So-hyun (27) had a sad start with a 4-over par 76 and a tie for 82nd.